'Syrians are not terrorists,' refugee tells America

Mahmoud Mahmoud (R), Church World Service and NJ Refugee Resettlement Center director, and Syrian refugee Hussam al-Roustom, speak at a news conference on in New Jersey on November 19, 2015Hussam al-Roustom lost everything in Syria. After resettling in Jersey City as a refugee, he now has a message for the country that gave him a second chance. “Syrians are not terrorists,” he told reporters, speaking on the same day that the House of Representatives voted to ban Syrian and Iraqi refugees from entering the United States without tougher screening measures.

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